The Third Trimester: Week 33

Currently, I'm 34 weeks along. Let's look back on week 33, shall we?

Week 33

How I'm feeling: Pretty good. Sleep was good to me this week. Oddly enough, my belly and ligaments seem most sore when I wake up in the morning. I would think it would all feel so rested after 8 hours of laying down, but who knows!

I managed to fit in a few hikes this week, which required some breaks and made for some sore pelvis ligaments, but nothing that wasn't remedied by a little rest. After all, it's just a lot of weight for those little guys to be carrying around for hours at a time.

My 5'3" attempt at getting a 6'3" husband in the photo

We started our birth classes this week and attended a breastfeeding class, so I'm starting to feel slightly more prepared. The birth class is going to be helpful in just getting us mentally prepared for the big day.

Baby: is the size of a durian (~17.2 to 18.7 inches, 4.2 to 5.8 pounds). Amniotic fluid has reached its max this week, baby's eyes are staying open when it's awake, and baby's brain is in major development mode right now so Omega 3s and DHA are important.

Weight gained:  23 lb.

I think I eat approximately every 90 minutes, which just seems ridiculous, but necessary. A few times when I haven't had enough to eat I start feeling nauseous.

Thank goodness for maternity yoga pants

Trying to capture the enormity of the belly

Exercise: Aqua jogging, hiking, weights, and yoga.

I'm starting to really miss running and dream of those first post bump runs. I know they won't be easy by any means, but I'm craving the endorphins and a good sweat. I'm also thinking about signing up for a 10K or so for late summer to have something exciting to train for.

What I'm wearing: The weather was a bit warmer lately, requiring me to wear a few stretchy skirts I have. I'm afraid I may need to get a pair of maternity shorts for this last six weeks or so. Goodbye, money.

Baby preparations: Nesting mode is in full force. Granted, I have the time for it, so I can't guarantee half of this stuff would be done by now if I were working or going to school full time.

This week, we bought a chair from Ikea for the baby's room, washed and folded more tiny baby items, and got the adapter for the stroller to fit on the BOB stroller. For the first six months or so, you just snap the carseat into the adapter as the baby lacks enough neck control to be plopped into the stroller itself. In addition to attending the birth and breastfeeding classes, we also watched The Business of Being Born, which I highly recommend to anyone planning to have kids.

Cravings: Carbs and kombucha

La Perla wood-fired pizza is what dreams are made of.

Favorite songs as of late: Raise Em Up by Keith Urban and Eric Church and Try by Colbie Caillat

What's your favorite song of the moment? 

Related posts:
The Third Trimester: Week 32
Exercise During the Second Trimester
The Third Trimester: Week 31


Elizabeth said…
Always love the baby bump pictures, even when I just saw you :) You did so great on the hike. Favorite songs of the moment are still Work Song by Hozier and this country one that I cannot for the life of me find the name of :) Hope your week is going well!
Elizabeth said…
Baahh found it :) Take Your Time...Sam Hunt. That song makes me swoon :)
Aw, your bump is so cute! You are all belly! I am glad you are continuing to feel pretty good! I bet it's helpful to go to these classes and learn a bit more. I still can't believe you are in the final stretch of the pregnancy as it doesn't seem like it was that long ago that you were sharing your exciting news!

I barely listen to music these days as I've been listening to podcasts when I have downtime!
missris said…
Your bump is adorable! I'll echo what Lisa said--you're all belly! I'm 5'1" so we're very close in height and I imagine if I ever get pregnant you're a good indication of what it'll look like on my short frame ;)
Leigh said…
Love your belly! I remember the pelvis pain and that hurt! Rest was the best thing for it.
Amber said…
You look so amazing! Pregnancy really does look good on you and I bet your body will bounce back super quickly after giving birth too! I bet how fit you were going into pregnancy and how active you've been have really been helping with how well you've been feeling!

Jessica Jarrell said…
I can't stop listening to "Shut Up and Dance with Me" by Walk The Moon. Good beat for running, spinning, or the elliptical :)

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